Ch 1: Human Body Systems

About This Chapter

Use these video lessons and quizzes to help you understand the circulatory system, the cardiovascular system, cardiovascular disease, and more. Learn about diseases and disorders that affect many of the body's systems.

Human Body Systems - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, instructors explain the diseases, disorders, and conditions that affect the respiratory system, the endocrine system, and the nervous system. You can also learn about age-related changes in the cardiovascular system and the physiology of adipose tissue. When you've completed this chapter, you should know about:

  • The circulatory system
  • Diseases of and changes to the cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory and endocrine diseases
  • Genetic disorders
  • Neurological disorders and conditions

With each video lesson, you'll have access to a written transcript with which you can follow along, a self-assessment quiz that helps you track your progress, and video tags that allow you to easily navigate between key points in the lesson. If you get stuck on a vocabulary term, most key words and phrases are linked to text lessons that provide you with further information.

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Human Body Systems
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The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

1. The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

In this lesson, you will take a ride on the transportation system of the body called the circulatory system and its two parts: the pulmonary circuit and the systemic circuit. Take a look inside and see how every inch of your body receives the oxygen and nutrients it needs.

Gas Exchange in the Human Respiratory System

2. Gas Exchange in the Human Respiratory System

Did you know that the average human lung has a respiratory surface area that is roughly the same size as half of a tennis court? Believe it or not, that's how much surface area an active, healthy human needs to ensure that the body gets plenty of oxygen.

The Human Nervous System: Parts & Functions

3. The Human Nervous System: Parts & Functions

Your nervous system allows you to experience the world around you and react to it. It's a complex system that's split into two main parts, the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Read on to learn the parts and functions of the system.

The Male Reproductive System: Function & Parts

4. The Male Reproductive System: Function & Parts

Did you know that inside every guy is a factory? That's right - a sperm making factory! Learn about all the different parts of this factory in this lesson on the male reproductive system.

The Female Reproductive System: Functions & Parts

5. The Female Reproductive System: Functions & Parts

You know the saying. . . men are from Mars, women are from Venus. We all know that men and women think differently, and we all know that we look different on the outside, but do you know what we look like on the inside?

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